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Free Floating

Simplicity and repose are the qualities that measure the true value of any work of art.
–Frank Lloyd Wright

We should listen to the silence with the same attention that we give to the sounds.
–John Cage

Free Floating Music exists to release and promote serene, peaceful ambient music, music that grows out of and flows through the silence around it, sculpting spaces for reflection, repose and rejuvenation.

All music released through Free Floating Music is available for free download via Creative Commons non-commercial licenses.

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Free Floating Music
by Jack Hertz
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I think that part of what makes Jack Hertz stand out as an ambient artist is his passionate attachment to the natural world and his interest in expressing that passion through his music.  Whether he’s inspired by starfish, wetlands, trees, oceans, or microflora, his art is informed by his experiences and love of the world around him. And he is usually one to put his money where his mouth is, releasing music through his Sound4Good label which donates proceeds to appropriate charities.  This...
Topics: ambient, ambient electronic, space music, drone, meditative
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by Daniel Robert Lahey
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If there is a core, an artistic and emotional center to the music released by Free Floating, then Daniel Robert Lahey’s music is there. I consider his music (breathing may surprise, tonalchemy and now gravity’s kiss) to be the prototypical examples of what I think Free Floating music is.  Daniel’s music creates this aural space that is lush and deep, yet very simple and immediate at the same time. There is real depth to his knowledge of traditional musical structures, yet he is wise...
Topics: ambient, ambient electronic, meditation, new age, space music
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by Magnetic Wind
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I am drawn to the intimacy implicit in this collection by Magnetic Wind. The titles (and indeed the inspiration noted by the artist) inform us that this music explores the desire for closeness and relationship. These are, in essense, ambient love songs; I Want to Hold Your Hand via Brian Eno, if you will. Of course this music is really more mature in its approach to love than the adolescent angst of the early Beatles. Perhaps its more akin to an ambient take on George Harrison's Something from...
Topics: ambient, ambient electronic, meditation, new age, sleep, space music
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by Jack Hertz
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This release almost didn’t happen (though, thankfully for all of us, it obviously has…).  Jack Hertz sent me these tracks back at the beginning of December 2011. I promptly entered them into my regular rotation of new music and gave them lots of thorough listening. When new music is submitted to Free Floating I try to listen to it in as many ways as possible—doing work at the computer, while reading, in headphones as I go to sleep…. I want to experience the music fully.  As I listened...
Topics: ambient, ambient electronic, space music, Creative Commons, drone, meditative, new age
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by M. Persson: Sounds
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Here's something I wrote in 2010 regarding the original release of Strange Skies:  Back when I was doing my radio show on Stillstream, I was dedicated to finding as much new music as I could, so I would find and listen to a lot of music. Some was good, some was fair, some was awful. But then there were some albums that I would keep coming back to. Even as new music appeared for me to play, I would be drawn to certain releases that just rose above the rest.  To me, Strange Skies is one of...
Topics: ambient, ambient electronic, new age, meditation, space music
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by Daniel Robert Lahey
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Like many artists, I first encountered daniel in the Stillstream chat room and then, I believe, through the Relaxed Machinery community. It was on the latter where he posted a SoundCloud link to “Being Peace”. Here is what he had to say about it:  I recorded this piece, "Being Peace" about 10 years ago, and I have never come close to its perfection since…. During that day that ended with Being Peace, I was for some reason unentangled with the result, which mental state I was...
Topics: ambient, ambient electronic, new age, space music, drone, meditative, sleep music
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There are several reasons why I am especially glad to be releasing Tange's I Will Tell The Audient Void on Free Floating.  First is that Gordie (AKA Gordon MacMillan AKA Tange) is just a really nice guy. I only really know him through the digital realm; having chatted in the Stillstream chatroom, interacted occasionally on Facebook, and exchanged emails. But each time I have come away with an impression of Gordie as a just a really straightforwardly good guy.  Second is that I now have an...
Topics: ambient, Creative Commons, space music, electronic ambient, meditation, peaceful